Construction work is, by nature, dangerous work. Chicago construction accidents, while in no way routine, are an undeniable part, or perhaps side effect, of the work itself. The scale of the average construction project, as well as the machines and materials that go into them, make human injury and casualty, unfortunately, all but inevitable. This is not new, but has in fact been true for millenia, in construction projects from the pyramids to skyscrapers.
That said, the simple truth that Davenport construction injuries do occur should not resign us to them, either in the sense of vigilant prevention or pursuit of rectification. Any and all parties with involvement in any construction site or project share the weight of responsibility for safety of each other, a responsibility which extends up and down the hierarchical chain of supervision. The standards and procedures of safety are fluid, evolving over the course of time. Consider old, black and white photos of construction projects in the past: workers on steel frameworks like tightrope walkers, unharnessed, at dizzying heights.
One particular advantage found in the intimacy in the understanding of construction work and its inherent risk by those very workers who do it, is that techniques – design and construction – tend to progress and evolve beside their own safety procedures. That is, as innovation and invention occur within the industry, those developers are aware of the need for safety procedures to go hand-in-hand with any innovation.
However, safety procedures or not, in many construction projects, it is true to say that materials alone can carry significant risk simply by their volume, weight, and awkwardness. It is unavoidable.
No one knows this better than Chicago construction accident lawyers, who are in possession of the background and experience necessary to litigate with ease and confidence. Substantial precedence and legal history regarding construction accident law exists. A Chicago construction accident law firm – a good one, at least – has on its staff attorneys who know the law and how best to counsel those affected by construction accidents.
Any party involved in a construction site – coworkers, supervisors, contractors, subcontractors, even manufacturers (in the form of defective or faulty equipment) – may be responsible for incompetence or negligence that results in injury. In all cases, the injured party has on his/her side the legal history and precedent of construction accident law.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death, call a Chicago construction accident law firm, VanDerGinst Law, at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.